Wiggins focused on recovery

Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins will this weekend continue his recovery from injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a car on Wednesday night.

The 32-year-old spent a night in hospital in Preston after a vehicle collided with him on Wednesday evening near his home in Lancashire.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and messages over the last 48 hours, and of course all the staff at the Royal Preston Hospital who looked after me so well," Wiggins said on www.teamsky.com.

"Although I'm still a little bit sore I will now be spending time at home with my family and concentrating on making a full recovery. I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike soon and continuing my preparations for the 2013 season."

Wiggins was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station in Wrightington and collided with him. After a night of observation he returned home to Eccleston, near Chorley, to rest.

Team Sky confirmed Wiggins suffered bruising, a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger.

"Bradley has already recovered from a mild head injury which required overnight observation in hospital on Wednesday," a Team Sky spokesperson said.

"The swelling in his dislocated finger has also reduced and will not require surgery, and he will undergo further X-rays on his fractured rib on Monday. He's convalescing at home with his family and is expected to make a full recovery in a short period of time."

Lancashire Police later confirmed a woman who had allegedly knocked Wiggins off his bike was reported for summons. After a formal interview, Cath Burrows, 44, was summoned over driving without due care and attention.

A statement from a police spokesman said: "Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire Police, a 44-year-old woman from West Lancashire has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention. However, an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is still under way."

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